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US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

The business case behind the decision to restart the USA's only domestic uranium conversion facility announced earlier this year rested on suitable answers to several "puzzle piece" questions falling into place, ConverDyn's Malcolm Critchley told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

TRISO fuel made in Canada for first time

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has fabricated proprietary advanced fuel pellets for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation's Micro Modular Reactor. This is the first time that a TRISO-based nuclear fuel has been manufactured in Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


USA preparing to lead advanced nuclear fuel supply, says Korsnick

USA preparing to lead advanced nuclear fuel supply, says Korsnick

There is bipartisan support in the USA for the country to be the world's leading supplier of fuel for advanced reactors, Maria Korsnick, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, said today during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which the NEI is co-hosting this week with World Nuclear Association.

Uranium & Fuel 13 April 2021


Plant upgrades ensure continued TRIGA fuel supply

Plant upgrades ensure continued TRIGA fuel supply

A major renovation project has been completed at TRIGA International's fuel fabrication facility in Romans-sur-Isère, southeastern France. The facility is the only supplier of uranium-zirconium hydride fuel for use in TRIGA-type research reactors. The upgrades will ensure the continued operation of 36 such reactors around the world.

Uranium & Fuel 12 April 2021


Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

The loading of fuel assemblies into the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland began on 27 March, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. The move follows the receipt of a permit from the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority the previous day. The process of loading the fuel assemblies into OL3 is expected to take about one week, TVO said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2021


TVO cleared for fuel loading at Finnish EPR

TVO cleared for fuel loading at Finnish EPR

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been granted a permit by the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority to load fuel into the reactor of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. The unit, construction of which began in 2005, is scheduled to enter commercial operation early next year.

New Nuclear 26 March 2021


Lightbridge to prioritise SMR fuel development

Lightbridge to prioritise SMR fuel development

Lightbridge Corporation has decided to prioritise developing fuel for future small modular reactors rather than fuel for large reactor designs, President and CEO Seth Grae said in a business update ahead of a webcast and conference call to discuss the company's financial results. The company is also contemplating a zirconium-plutonium version of its fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 25 March 2021


US BWR to receive Framatome accident tolerant fuel

US BWR to receive Framatome accident tolerant fuel

Framatome is to supply PROtect enhanced accident tolerant fuel technology and ATRIUM 11 fuel for the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant in Monticello, Minnesota under a contract signed with Xcel Energy. This will be the first delivery of prototype EATF rods under the PROtect programme to a boiling water reactor, Framatome says.
 

Uranium & Fuel 25 March 2021


Lightbridge and Framatome end Enfission joint venture

Lightbridge and Framatome end Enfission joint venture

Lightbridge Corporation and Framatome have agreed to dissolve their Enfission joint venture. Launched in January 2018, Enfission was to develop, license and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge's innovative metallic nuclear fuel technology.

Corporate 23 March 2021


Fuel loading under way at Barakah 2

Fuel loading under way at Barakah 2

The process of loading 241 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE has begun, operator Nawah Energy Company has announced. The move follows the issuance last week by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation of the operating licence for the second of four Korean-designed APR1400 units at the site.

New Nuclear 15 March 2021